Snowfall, strong winds and temperatures until – 12 degrees Celsius have been a great challenge to all the athletes, coaches and fans. Over 100.000 spectators made this World Cup weekend in Oberhof a “new” World Record and also a record for Lapua. All medals in the single races, Sprint and Mass Start by women and men were won with Lapua ammunition. The best shooting result with zero penalties was reached by the Swedish athlete Carl Johan Bergman with selected Polar Biathlon.
Also the German Team is back and celebrated with Simone Hauswald and Andrea Henkel the first two victories in this Olympic season. The new man in the Yellow Bib, symbolic of the Overall World Cup, is Tim Burke from the US Biathlonteam. The shooting coach Armin Auchentaller selected for the complete US Team the ammunition in the Lapua Service Center in Schönebeck / Germany.